SPRING/SUMMER 2018

Educators Spring Break Travel Mission * March 24 – April 1, 2018  

Teachers’ Special!!  Our eight-day journey starts in Havana–the nation’s capital–a vibrant and compelling city.  We’ll meet up-and-coming artists and community leaders. Next we explore the Cuban countryside stopping off in the picturesque cities of Cienfuegos and Trinidad de Cuba where we’ll interact with students, teachers, and musicians. Play hooky at the beach in Playa Ancon.  Understand the Bay of Pigs & Che Guevara from a Cuban perspective.  Experience a real-life history lesson as we meet local experts in Playa Giron and Santa Clara.  Live, love, and learn. What more can you ask for?  Cost per person $2195.00*  Registration Closed. 

 

Under a Cuban Sun *  August 15-23, 2018

Experience a summer adventure unlike any other.  Our nine-day journey starts in Havana—the nation’s capital—a vibrant and compelling city.  We’ll explore the cobblestone streets of Havana Vieja and meet private entrepreneurs.  Outside the city we’ll head West to Pinar del Rio—Cuba’s renowned tobacco region.  Then we’re off to the East to discover the picturesque cities of Playa Giron, Cienfuegos, Santa Clara, and Mantanzas. Try your hand at snorkeling, engage with up-and-coming artists, and unravel the island’s unique connection with Che Guevara.  Cap off the week with a little sunshine in the beach resort of VeraderoCost per person $2550.00*  Registration NOW open!

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WINTER/SPRING 2017-2018

Hot Days & Hotter Nights: 2017 Havana Jazz Festival * December 11-17, 2017    

Experience Havana’s heartbeat “sin limitas!”  MUSIC, MUSIC, and MORE MUSIC.  This eight day journey will turn you into a Cuban-at-heart with day-time adventures in and around Havana and nightly concerts and performances. Visits to the Museo de Ron, Partagas Cigar Factory, Museo de Bellas Artes, Ernest Hemingway’s Finca Vigia will give you a glimpse of the vibrant Cuban culture and art scene. Then immerse yourself in the hottest jazz festival in the Caribbean.   And of course, what’s a visit to the Caribbean without a little sunshine?!  Relax alongside Cuban honeymooners at the beach in Veradero.  What more can you ask for?   Cost per person: 4395.00*  Registration closed.

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Discovering Spirituality in Cuba * February 16 – 22, 2018

Take part in a truly unique journey in Cuba.  This nine day excursion invites you to uncover the fabric of the various religious communities long quiet but not silenced in this island nation.  Interact with leaders from the tightly-knit Jewish community; Converse with spiritual leaders of the Afro-Cuban religion Santaria known as “Babalaos,” and engage with members of the Wushu Society. Take part in a “Church Challenge.” Feed your spiritual curiosity.  Tune in and Tune out as we explore the Cuban Countryside of Viñales and Pinar del Rio. Rejuvenate during our inspirational “retreat” in the beach resort of Cayo Levisa.  Discover Cuba and YOURSELF.  Cost per person $2395.00*  Registration Closed. 

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All Group Travel packages include:  hotel accommodations, in-country transportation, most meals, bilingual guide, entrance fees to tourist destinations, and pre-travel logistical support. Request a full itinerary, required travel documents, and additional information by contacting us at idaredtravels@gmail.com. Private travel excursions can include airfare arrangements upon request.

* Tipping and incidental expenses vary per individual.

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